First Division - Day 31

Mallorca 0 - Espanyol 0

Mallorca: Prats; Maciel, Ballesteros, Nunes, Fernando Navarro; Pereyra, Basinas; Jonas Gutiérrez (Campano 73', Víctor 79'), Arango, Tuni; Pisculichi (Okubo 65'). 4-2-3-1.
Espanyol: Gorka Iraizoz; Jarque, Lopo, Sergio Sánchez, David García; Edu Costa, Fredson, Ito, Juanfran (Armando Sá 80'); Luis García (Jofre 89'), Pandiani (Corominas 60'). 4-4-2.

Team changes: Mallorca: Maciel, Ballesteros, Basinas, Pisculichi for David Cortés, Tuzzio, Doni, Víctor / Espanyol: Fredson, Ito for De la Peña, Corominas.

Goals: None.

Mallorca and Espanyol shared the points in a match in which the only entertainment for the long suffering crowd was the appearance of around one hundred Harley-Davidson bikes accompanying the local team to the ground. Both sides had been languishing in the lower half of the table, and the reason why became apparent as the game wore on. Neither keeper was particularly troubled until the final minutes, when the pace picked up as the two sides went for the win.

In the first half there were only a couple of half hearted efforts from Arango, Pisculichi and Tuni for the locals and Fredson and Pandiani for the visitors, and they went in at the break with the scoreline unchanged.

Espanyol's first shot on target didn't come until a quarter of an hour from the end when Corominas saw his shot blocked by Fernando Navarro on the line with the keeper beaten, and substitute Víctor almost scored at the other end after a clearance from Gorka hit him in the back and bounced just wide of goal. In the end though a point apiece was enough to keep both sides out of the relegation zone, although on this form they will be struggling right to the end of the season.